Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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November 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Toyo Tire Thanksgiving Dinner, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • turkey

State and local public health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella occurring among persons who ate at a Thanksgiving dinner at Toyo Tire's plant in White, Georgia. The dinner, held on November 15,was catered by Angelo's New York Style Pizza a…Read More »

November 17 2017-2019 Multistate and Canadian Outbreak of Salmonella Reading Linked to Raw Turkey Products

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Turkey, ground

In July 2018 the CDC announced an investigation of infections with Salmonella Reading reported by 26 states. As of February 13, 2019, 279 people had been diagnosed with the outbreak strain. Forty-one states and the District of Columbia reported cases…Read More »

November 15 2015 Clostridium perfringens linked to outbreak at a catered lunch, Pitt County, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • turkey

In November 2015 the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the North Carolina State Laboratory for Public Health and the Pitt County Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among attendees at a catered Thanksgivin…Read More »

March 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Frozen Berries

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries, Pomegranate

On May 31, 2013 the CDC announced that public health investigators had identified an outbreak of acute hepatitis A attributed to consumption of frozen mixed berries produced by Townsend Farms. As of September 20, 2013 162 patients had been identified…Read More »

March 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Hadar Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

On July 23, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Hadar in persons who reported contact with live poultry (e.g., chicks, ducklings, turkeys) before becoming ill. As of July 19, 2012, a total of 37 persons infected with the outb…Read More »

November 10 2010 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church Dinner, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Turkey

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate at the November 8 turkey dinner held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arkansas City, Kansas. More than 1800 people attended the dinner. Illness symptoms included: vomiting; …Read More »

December 07 2007 Salmonella enteritidis at a Georgia Restaurant/Office Setting

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Roast Turkey Grains, Bread, Stuffing

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who ate roast turkey and stuffing at a restaurant or in an office setting in Georgia.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Baked Vegetables, Potatoes

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate turkey or potatoes at a church located in South Carolina.…Read More »

May 07 2007 Clostridium perfringens at New Jersey Prison Linked to Turkey Ziti Casserole

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Casserole Poultry, Turkey

A large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a prison in New Jersey. A turkey ziti casserole was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

February 06 2006 Salmonella Typhimurium at a Virginia Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to eating turkey at a Chesterfield County, Virginia, correctional facility. The contaminated vehicle was turkey.…Read More »

June 01 2001 Listeriosis Linked to Sliced Deli Turkey, California

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat, Turkey, Sliced

An outbreak of Listeriosis occurred among people who attended a birthday party in California. Illness was associated with eating precooked, sliced turkey. Stool samples from case patients and turkey samples yielded the same strain of Listeria monoc…Read More »

May 00 2000 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Cargill Deli Turkey

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon meat and Sausage, Turkey

A case-control study implicated sliced, processed, turkey deli meat in a multistate (11 state) outbreak. A traceback investigation identified a single processing plant in Texas as the likely source of the outbreak. The company recalled 16 million p…Read More »

November 95 1995 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Turkey Stuffing, Las Vegas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Stuffing Eggs

Six persons who attended a Thanksgiving dinner at a private home and one person who ate Thanksgiving dinner leftovers became ill. Two people were hospitalized due to dehydration. Another person was found comatose at home and subsequently died from …Read More »

October 90 1990 Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis and Staphylococcus aureus at a Florida State Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

Eating turkey at the evening meal on October 10,1990 was associated with a risk of illness at a Florida state prison. Salmonella Infantis and Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from leftover samples of turkey. Salmonella Infantis was isolated from…Read More »

May 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis at an Elementary School Linked to Turkey Salad, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey Salad

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among students and staff of an elementary school. Risk of illness was associated with eating turkey salad during the school lunch on May 10. Culture of leftover, refrigerated turkey salad, yielded Salm…Read More »

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